Tuscany

A region renowned for its excellent wines

The vineyards of Tuscany are recognized worldwide for their quality wines: Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, all elaborated with the noble sangiovese grape varietal. The region also gained awareness with its blended wines. These wines, Super Tuscans, are partly made with international varietals such as Merlot and Cabernet. The many types of Tuscan wines reflect the diversity of its terroirs. The volcanic soils in the south, the ocean to the west, the mountains overlooking the east and the north and, finally, the region’s central hills all impart fundamentally different characters to the wines based on variances in land and altitude.

The Sangiovese grape is the king of Tuscany. It is called Brunello in the subregion of Montalcino, and Morellino on the west coast. Whatever the local terminology, this aromatic grape variety, which has a nice acidity, is usually fruity and floral and goes wonderfully with the tomato-based Italian cuisine. Sangiovese wines can be light bodied or concentrated depending on location, type of viticulture, and winemaking process.

Winemakers from Tuscany

Wines from Tuscany